Author(s): Manuela ADREANI
Hair as black as ebony, lips as red as blood and skin as white as snow: this is the unforgettable description of Snow White, the captivating protagonist of one of the best loved and well-known fairy tales of all time. The adventures of the beautiful maiden, taken in by the seven dwarfs after escaping from the wicked queen, have fascinated children all over the world and inspired plays, ballets, musicals and movie adaptations, including Disney s 1937 animated version. This book includes the adapted and modernised original text by the Brothers Grimm, who first collected and published the popular fairy tale in 1812, and is enhanced by elegant illustrations by Manuela Adreani, an artist of rare sensitivity capable of sketching the story s best loved passages and characters in a vivid and innovative style. From the queens conversation with her magic mirror to Snow White s escape through the woods; from her meeting with the seven dwarfs to the poisoned apple s spell: the stunning illustrations capture and convey all the magic and charm of a fairy tale that has now become a timeless classic. AGES: 7 plus AUTHOR: After receiving a degree in illustration Manuela Adreani worked as a graphic artist before moving on to animation. She worked for the Lastrego e Testa studio on several television series. In 1011 she embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator and was one of the winners of an illustration contest organised to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Pinocchio. She has illustrated Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, The Wizard of Oz, The Little Prince and The Snow Queen for White Star Kids.